Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak
[VOA] Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in central Africa, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control researcher said Friday.
Improved Ebola Alert System Saves Lives
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cancun, Mexico -"This is very different from what we experienced in Liberia, Senegal and Guinea, where the outbreak was happening for the first time ever"
Explainer - Six Things to Know About the DRC's Ebola Outbreak
[Chatham House] Michael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response.
Air Zimbabwe Joins the League of 'Flying Coffins'
[Zimbabwe Independent] The first time I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo at the turn of the millennium, I was struck by the country's lackadaisical attitude to aviation safety.
Ugandans Plead With DR Congo to Open Borders for Business
[Monitor] Kasese -Traders at Mpondwe Market in Lhubiriha Town Council in Kasese District near the Uganda-DR Congo border are crying foul following the ban of Ugandan products to DR Congo early this year.
Congo's Bad Year Is About to Get Worse
[IRIN] Kinshasa -For a country that has witnessed millions of deaths, brutal colonial rule, and devastating dictatorship, the past year in the Democratic Republic of Congo still stands out as a bleak one.
Frequent Meetings Proposed to Check Disease Outbreaks
[Daily News] Bukoba -KageraRegion has underscored the importance of trans-border meetings to combat the outbreaks of diseases like cholera, which has been reported in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
AG Investigates Former Minister for Alleged Militia Links
[VOA] The attorney general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo opened an investigation Tuesday into a former government minister's alleged sponsorship of militia violence in the Kasai region. The move follows a newspaper report that two slain U.N. experts were probing the former minister's involvement.
400,000 Children in Greater Kasai At Risk of Severe Acute Malnutrition, UNICEF Warns
[UN News] Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Military Chiefs Review Security in Great Lakes Region
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chiefs of Staff of the member States of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are assessing Tuesday in Luanda the situation of security and instability in this part of Africa.
SA On High Alert After Ebola Outbreak in DRC
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African Department of Health says it is on high alert following the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
DW Correspondent Freed in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragiri has been released from Burundian police custody. The DW correspondent had been handed over by authorities after spending several days jailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DW Correspondent Set Free After Detention in DRC
[Iwacu] The Burundian police have handed over the Burundian journalist, Antediteste Niragira working for the German channel Deutsche Welle, to the National Communication Council (CNC). He has been detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 17 May.
DR Congo Tops World Displaced Persons' League
[RFI] One person was displaced within their own country every second by conflict, violence or natural disaster last year, an NGO's report says. The Democratic Republic of Congo was the worst-affected country.
DW Correspondent Released From Congolese Jail
[Deutsche Welle] Antediteste Niragira has been freed by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, five days after he was detained. The journalist had been covering the refugee crisis on the DRC-Burundi border.
Confusion Over Opposition Leader's Funeral
[allAfrica] Months after the death of the Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, his remains have not been buried, reports Bacary Dabo for allAfrica.
WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak
[VOA] The World Health Organization's regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good.
Deutsche Welle Calls for Release of Arrested Correspondent
[Deutsche Welle] DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health.
Explainer - What's Driving the Deadly Conflict in the DRC?
[Daily Maverick] A conflict between the DRC's armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE.
The SADC Wrap - Ebola Fears Flare in the DRC... Again
[Daily Maverick] From Angola to Tanzania, Lesotho to the DRC - KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you a weekly round-up of regional news.